Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1952. Master of Education, Cornell University, 1954. Master of Arts in East Asian Studies, University Hawaii, 1980.
English teacher Pierce College, Athens, Greece, 1954-1956. English and history teacher Windsor (Connecticut) High and Junior High School, 1956-1957, Darien (Connecticut) High School, 1957-1960. History teacher Concord (Massachusetts)-Carlisle High School, 1960—1962.
History instructor Hawaii Community College, Hilo, 1975—1998, University Hawaii, Hilo, 1975—1998.
Member American Association of University Women (state board 1988-1990, president Hilo branch since 1994), Association for Asian Studies, League of Women Voters (state board treasurer 1989-1991, co-president local league 1991-1993).
Married Martin Kirk Doudna, September 15, 1962. Children: Jennifer Anne, Ellen Ruth, Sarah Corinne.